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Media Advisory: ETFO to hold Annual Meeting August 12-15

The empty Sheraton ballroom awaiting ETFO Annual Meeting delegates


TORONTO, August 9, 2019 – Upwards of 1,000 public elementary school teachers and education professionals will attend the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) in Toronto starting Monday afternoon at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

Members will set policies and directions for the coming year at this democratic forum. Elections will also be held for the provincial Executive. ETFO President Sam Hammond will open the conference on Monday afternoon. This year’s social justice speaker on Wednesday is American futurist comedian, writer and cultural critic Baratunde Thurston. Along with helping re-launch “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”, Thurston is the author of “How to Be Black”.

ETFO represents 83,000 elementary public school teachers and education professionals across Ontario. Reporters are welcome to attend sessions. Media credentials are available at the ETFO Media Centre. For daily agenda and resolutions, see and click on the documents tab. Regular updates will be posted to our blog located at that website, on Twitter @ETFOeducators, @ETFOmedia and #ETFOam19 and

What:                          ETFO 2019 Annual Meeting
Where:                        Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Grand Ballroom
When:                         August 12-15, 2019   


Mon., Aug. 12             4:20 p.m. Welcome address by ETFO President Sam Hammond

Wed., Aug. 14             11:30 a.m. Social Justice Keynote Speaker Baratunde Thurston

Thurs. Aug. 15            10:20 a.m. Closing remarks by incoming ETFO President


For more information, contact:

Valerie Dugale:           (416) 948-0195 (cell);

Denise Hammond:      (416) 948-2428 (cell);

August 12-15:             ETFO Media Centre, Sheraton B (lower concourse level), 416-945-6301



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  1. John Adams says:

    The many thousands of residents of North Somerset and Bristol in the West of England would like to thank Kimberley Fry and all those who moved and supported the motion at your AGM to stop the expansion of Bristol Airport, UK, owned by the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan (OTPP).
    For those members of EFTO who think the price we are paying in human terms at the cost of our health, well being and natural environment is worth the profit to the OTPP we would simply ask you to look at the issues in more detail. See
    Thank you again

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